Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sterling Silver Cross Necklaces

Sterling Silver Cross Necklaces

Cross necklaces made from sterling silver are a delightful way for Christian worship and a perfect adornment for the Christian. You can combine faith, inspiration and fashion all at the same time with a cross necklaces.

Cross necklaces come in thousands of styles, varieties and genres. To see the worlds largest collection of sterling silver cross necklaces click on cross necklace. While they probably don't have every genre of silver cross necklaces, they likely have more cross necklace types than any other Christian jewelry web site.

This web site sells everyone one of their silver cross necklaces with your choice of three sterling silver chains and your choice of four lengths. Every cross necklace is really twelve cross necklaces.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Silver Mens Cross Necklaces

Silver Mens Cross Necklaces

In the world of cross necklaces there are cross necklaces for women, cross necklaces for men, Celtic cross necklaces and scores of other cross necklace genres. In short, with cross necklaces their is truly something for everyone.

Cross necklaces for men is a collection of sterling silver mens cross necklaces that provide masculine, fashionable and inspirational cross necklaces for men.

If you are looking for your own mens cross necklace then simply click on cross necklaces for men. You will have the choice of hundreds of mens cross necklaces on one page and access to many other cross necklaces for men pages of additional cross necklaces for men.

If you are shopping for that Christian man who has everything you can relax and go to the mens cross necklace page and choose from thousands of mens cross necklaces that are sure to please your Christian man.

Sterling Silver Sister Jewelry

Sterling Silver Sister Jewelry

This collection of sterling silver sister jewelry is made up of sterling silver sisters necklaces. Every one of the sisters necklaces shown on this blog or that are referred to from this blog are all .925 sterling silver.

The sister necklaces that are referred to in this post are designed to celebrate the Sweet bond between sisters. These sister necklaces are great gifts for brothers to give to their sisters as well as for sisters to exchange them.

The sisters necklaces are all made from an affirmation word pendant that is about 7/8" round or the size of an American quarter coin. They are engraved on both sides so there is no worry of them flopping over and not seeing the words.

You can also design your own sister necklace by clicking on sterling silver affirmation jewelry and picking out the Sister affirmation charm and other affirmation word pendants to go with the sister pendant.

The sister necklace is a gift that keeps on giving. Every time your sister puts on the sister necklace she will remember the love involved in selecting this wonderful sister gift.

The sisters necklace will be a keepsake for your sister. She will always know of your love and the importance of your relationship. As will all those who see her wear the necklace.

Silver Celtic Knot Jewelry

Silver Celtic Knot Jewelry

Silver Celtic jewelry is a rich genre of many types of jewelry with one thing in common, they all use Celtic symbols, mostly Celtic knots in various shapes. Four of the most popular types of silver Celtic jewelry far into the Celtic knot jewelry.

(This Celtic heart knot necklace is actually called a Celtic relationship necklace even though the Celtic heart pendant is made of four Celtic hearts woven into one Celtic knot.)

Celtic knot jewelry has four very popular styles of the Celtic knot...The Celtic trinity knot, the Celtic Eternity knot, Celtic love knot and the Celtic heart knot. Celtic knot jewelry is far more varied than just these four types of Celtic knots. To give a greater more detailed look at the Celtic knot jewelry we will restrict ourselves to looking at the Celtic heart necklaces and Celtic heart jewelry as well as the Celtic love knot jewelry.

(This Celtic heart necklace is unique because if it was for the Celtic trinity knot woven into the heart pendant it wouldn't be a Celtic heart necklace)

Celtic Love Knot Jewelry

Celtic love knot jewelry has some very nice pieces that are both earrings, pendants and necklaces. To see the wide range of  Celtic love necklaces click on love knot necklace.

(One might assume at first thought that a Celtic love knot and a Celtic heart symbol are the same thing but they are not. This Celtic love knot necklace shown above is a true Celtic love knot. The symbolism is two knots woven into one knot which is symbolic of love where a man and a women are woven into one through the heart.)

To see the Celtic love knot in earring fashion click on silver heart knot earrings. To see the Celtic love and heart knot pendants click on sterling silver Celtic love knots.

These Celtic heart pendant, Celtic love necklaces and Celtic heart earrings are great to wear anytime just like a traditional heart necklace. In fact they are in many instances even better because they are cross over jewelry. They fit in the heart necklace genre and the Celtic necklaces genre. You get twice the bang for your buck.

(Sterling silver Celtic heart necklace. This Celtic heart necklace is all one knot and one line. This design of a Celtic heart necklace is one of the best because of the way it is all one line making the Celtic heart knot.)

Even though the Celtic love knots and Celtic heart pendants are available in other types of jewelry like earrings, pendants and necklaces, as you can see by the pictures already shown and the pictures following, we are focusing on Celtic love necklaces and the Celtic heart necklace.

Even though this blog shows a lot of Celtic love necklaces and Celtic heart necklaces there are many more than what is shown here.

Click on Celtic heart necklace to see every sterling silver Celtic heart necklace and every Celtic love knot necklace available.

Sterling Silver Cross Pendants

Sterling Silver Cross Pendants

The sterling silver cross pendants are a wonderful way of expressing your Christian faith in a fashionable and inspirational way. (HCC) has so many sterling silver cross pendants and cross necklaces that there really is something for everyone many times over. After all they have more silver cross necklaces than any other web site in the world or any physical retail store in the world.

The silver cross is the most popular of all jewelry crosses. That's all the HCC sells is sterling silver jewelry with a major influence in religious jewelry.

As HCC has so many cross necklaces (over 14,000) you will find many different genres of the cross necklace ranging from Celtic cross necklaces to Fleur de Lis cross necklaces to sterling silver cross pendants to medieval cross necklaces to modern cross necklaces and so much more.

The sterling silver cross necklace is the most popular type of Christian jewelry to express your christian faith and ideals. With the cross necklace you wear the cross over your heart which in and of itself very symbolic.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sterling Silver Cross Pendant Necklaces

Sterling Silver Cross Pendant Necklaces

Sterling silver cross pendant necklaces are cross necklaces that specialize in cross pendants only. The cross charm or the cross pendant is the focal point of the cross necklaces and the cross pendant has a little different look  than the cross charm because the bail is bigger and often part of the design of the cross pendant.

Cross charm necklaces are very good looking and popular. Don't misunderstand. This blog is just pointing out the differences and what makes a cross pendant necklace a cross pendant necklace.

Cross pendant necklaces have virtually an endless supply of symbolism to add to the traditional Christian symbolism of the cross pendant necklaces.

As an example of the different types of cross pendant necklaces and the various symbolism here is an example of such.

This cross pendant necklace features a rugged hammered surface. The cross pendant is in the shape of a tear. Perhaps symbolic of the tears shed by the disciples as they watch Jesus die on the cross. The rugged surface represents Golgotha. Truly a symbolic cross pendant necklace.

Sterling Silver Affirmation Jewelry

Sterling Silver Affirmation Jewelry

Sterling silver affirmation jewelry is a genre of jewelry that has as its focal point affirmation charms that are made from sterling silver. These  affirmation charms with words or phrases engraved on both sides of the affirmation charm.

There are over 150 of these .925 sterling silver affirmation charms that are most commonly used to make affirmation necklaces and are commonly used to make other types of necklaces.

The affirmation charm is about the size of a quarter or about 7/8" round. The affirmation charm is most commonly used in an affirmation necklace is can be used when created your own home crafted jewelry.

You can buy as many affirmation charms you want and buy your own silver snake necklace and make you own affirmation necklaces. Or you can buy affirmation necklaces already made.

You can find a few web sites that sell various types of the affirmation necklace but you won't find near as big of a selection of the affirmation necklace as you do at this collection of the affirmation necklace.

Cross Jewelry

Sterling Silver Cross Jewelry

Sterling silver Cross jewelry includes cross rings, cross necklaces, and cross earrings. With (HCC) is also includes the ability to create your own personal customized sterling silver cross pendant necklaces.

They have a huge selection of cross charms, cross pendants, Celtic cross pendants and a large collection of sterling silver chains. Everything you need to customize your very own Christian cross pendant necklace.

The first thing you need to do is select a few cross charms, a Celtic cross pendant or regular cross pendant and then select some silver chains.

As you browse through them you can see which cross charms and cross pendants that match the type of silver chains that appeal to you.

HCC also carries a large collection of the Celtic cross pendant. Celtic cross pendants are as Christian as traditional cross pendants. You can't afford to overlook the Celtic cross pendant when you're looking to customize your own cross necklace.

Of course, you cannot make your own personalized cross necklace with out some silver chains to hang the cross charms or cross pendants on. The idea is choose the cross charms or Celtic cross pendants first, they are the focal point of the cross necklace.

Then choose the silver chains that appear to you to be the perfect accent to the cross pendants you have chosen. There are far more sterling silver chains than this one picture.

Just to throw into the mix some other ideas for a customizable cross necklace look at this picture as an example.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sterling Silver Celtic Cross Necklaces

Sterling Silver Celtic Cross Necklaces

Sterling silver Celtic cross necklaces are a wonderful and inspirational cross over type of jewelry. Inspired by the Celtic knot and the Celtic Christian tradition the Celtic crosses belong in the Celtic jewelry category.

But because these Irish crosses are cross necklaces they also fall under Christian jewelry. Besides the amazing symbolism they add to the Celtic knot necklace they add a cultural look that adds to the cross necklace as well.

The cross necklace is seemingly rich enough in Christian symbolism but look at a few examples of these Celtic crosses and what they add to the Celtic cross necklace.

Before we get into detail about the Celtic crosses and the Irish crosses let's clarify the difference between the Celtic and the Irish crosses...Almost nothing is different with a few exceptions. Most of the world refers to Celtic jewelry as Irish jewelry and Celtic crosses as Irish crosses.

It is primarily in America where we refer to the genre's differently but with reason. Here's why...

Consider this massive Celtic cross pendant which measures about 1 7/16" x 2 3/8". It fits Right into the genre of Celtic crosses. Add an Irish clover symbol to it and what do you get? Look at the Irish cross below:

This Celtic cross necklace or (Irish cross necklace) is very similar to the Celtic cross above but it's not as big, This Irish cross necklace pendant measures 1" x 2 1'8". it also sports and Irish clover so it fits under Irish crosses.

Look at a few other examples of Irish crosses and Celtic crosses as they are featured in Celtic cross necklaces and see how they are much the same with some exceptions.

Sterling Silver Celtic Jewelry

Sterling Silver Celtic Jewelry

Sterling  silver Celtic jewelry is a very broad genre of jewelry. Because of the wide variety of Celtic knots and symbols there are a great deal of sterling silver Celtic pendants that can be used to personalize Celtic necklaces.

In fact building your own Celtic pendant necklace is as easy as clicking on Celtic knot pendant and select several Celtic pendants. Then select from the sterling silver chains and then you have a few Celtic necklaces.

In fact it's a great way to get exactly what you want and with a couple of simple tricks create what appears to be and endless collection of Celtic necklaces with the purchase of several independent pieces.

Buy three or four sterling silver Celtic knot pendants and two or three sterling silver chains and then you store them in zip lock plastic bag containers and when you wear your Celtic necklace just rotate the Celtic pendant with the sterling silver chains and with a few different sterling silver chains and a few Celtic pendants rotating through them you'll look like you own a large collection of sterling silver Celtic jewelry.

There are tons of choices with the Celtic pendant not to mention sterling silver Celtic cross pendants.

Sterling Silver Claddagh Ring

Sterling Silver Claddagh Ring

The Claddagh ring is the most popular of all Celtic jewelry. The sterling silver Claddagh ring is the most popular of all types of Claddagh rings. The Claddagh ring is rich and strong in Irish symbolism and many of the Claddagh rings have a certain amount of Celtic symbolism as well.

The sterling silver Claddagh ring consists of the wildly popular Claddagh symbol that include a heart being held by hands. The heart is wearing a crown. The Crown represents loyalty, the hands represent friendship and the heart, of course, represents love. For much more on the meaning of the Claddagh symbol and the Claddagh ring click on Claddagh ring meaning.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Silver Celtic Jewelry


Sterling silver Celtic jewelry is profoundly more popular than any other type of Celtic jewelry metal. Gold Celtic jewelry or white gold Celtic jewelry is nice looking but there is a very small selection choose from not to mention that gold or white gold is very expensive and not very popular.

If you want to see the largest collection of sterling silver Celtic knot jewelry in one collection found anywhere in America and maybe the world then click on Celtic knot jewelry.

This blog post will look at some really cool sterling silver Celtic knot earrings. Celtic rings and Claddagh rings are the most popular type of Celtic jewelry. The second most popular type of Celtic knot jewelry is a split between Celtic earrings and Celtic necklaces.

With silver Celtic jewelry you can choose from Celtic knot earrings, Celtic heart earrings, Celtic cross earrings, Claddagh earrings and many more shapes, styles and types of silver Celtic earrings.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wear a Cross Necklace to Symbolize Gratitude for the Sacrifice our Military Makes For US

Wear a Cross Necklace to Symbolize Gratitude for the Sacrifice our Military Makes For Us

An airline pilot relates this story...My lead flight attendant came to me and said, "We have an H.R. on this flight." (H.R. stands for human remains.) "Are they military?" I asked. 'Yes', she said. 'Is there an escort?' I asked. 'Yes, I already assigned him a seat'. 'Would you please tell him to come to the flight deck. You can board him early," I said.

A short while later, a young army sergeant entered the flight deck. He was the image of the perfectly dressed soldier. He introduced himself and I asked him about his soldier. The escorts of these fallen soldiers talk about them as if they are still alive and still with us. 'My soldier is on his way back to Virginia ,' he said. He proceeded to answer my questions.

I asked him if there was anything I could do for him and he said no. I told him that he had the toughest job in the military and that I appreciated the work that he does for the families of our fallen soldiers. The first officer and I got up out of our seats to shake his hand. He left the flight deck to find his seat. We completed our preflight checks, pushed back and performed an uneventful departure. About 30 minutes into our flight I received a call from the lead flight attendant in the cabin.

"I just found out the family of the soldier we are carrying, is on board", she said. She then proceeded to tell me that the father, mother, wife and 2-year old daughter were escorting their son, husband, and father home. The family was upset because they were unable to see the container that the soldier was in before we left.

We were on our way to a major hub at which the family was going to wait four hours for the connecting flight home to Virginia. The father of the soldier told the flight attendant that knowing his son was below him in the cargo compartment and being unable to see him was too much for him and the family to bear. He had asked the flight attendant if there was anything that could be done to allow them to see him upon our arrival.

The family wanted to be outside by the cargo door to watch the soldier being taken off the airplane. I could hear the desperation in the flight attendants voice when she asked me if there was anything I could do.. 'I'm on it', I said. I told her that I would get back to her.

Airborne communication with my company normally occurs in the form of e-mail like messages. I decided to bypass this system and contact my flight dispatcher directly on a secondary radio. There is a radio operator in the operations control center who connects you to the telephone of the dispatcher. I was in direct contact with the dispatcher.

I explained the situation I had on board with the family and what it was the family wanted. He said he understood and that he would get back to me. Two hours went by and I had not heard from the dispatcher. We were going to get busy soon and I needed to know what to tell the family. I sent a text message asking for an update. I saved the return message from the dispatcher and the following is the text:

"Captain, sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. There is policy on this now and I had to check on a few things. Upon your arrival a dedicated escort team will meet the aircraft.The team will escort the family to the ramp and plane side. A van will be used to load the remains with a secondary van for the family. The family will be taken to their departure area and escorted into the terminal where the remains can be seen on the ramp. It is a private area for the family only. When the connecting aircraft arrives, the family will be escorted onto the ramp and plane side to watch the remains being loaded for the final leg home.

Captain, most of us here in flight control are veterans. Please pass our condolences on to the family. Thanks."

I sent a message back telling flight control thanks for a good job. I printed out the message and gave it to the lead flight attendant to pass on to the father. The lead flight attendant was very thankful and told me, "You have no idea how much this will mean to them."

Things started getting busy for the descent, approach and landing. After landing, we cleared the runway and taxied to the ramp area. The ramp is huge with 15 gates on either side of the alleyway. It is always a busy area with aircraft maneuvering every which way to enter and exit. When we entered the ramp and checked in with the ramp controller, we were told that all traffic was being held for us. "There is a team in place to meet the aircraft", we were told.

It looked like it was all coming together, then I realized that once we turned the seat belt sign off, everyone would stand up at once and delay the family from getting off the airplane. As we approached our gate, I asked the copilot to tell the ramp controller we were going to stop short of the gate to make an announcement to the passengers.

He did that and the ramp controller said, "Take your time." I stopped the aircraft and set the parking brake. I pushed the public address button and said,

XXXXXX, a soldier who recently lost his life. Private XXXXXX is under your feet in the cargo hold. Escorting him today is Army Sergeant XXXXXXX. Also, on board are his father, mother, wife, and daughter. Your entire flight crew is asking for all passengers to remain in their seats to allow the family to exit the aircraft first. Thank you."

We continued the turn to the gate, came to a stop and started our shutdown procedures. A couple of minutes later I opened the cockpit door. I found the two forward flight attendants crying, something you just do not see.. I was told that after we came to a stop, every passenger on the aircraft stayed in their seats, waiting for the family to exit the aircraft. When the family got up and gathered their things, a passenger slowly started to clap his hands. Moments later more passengers joined in and soon the entire aircraft was clapping.

Words of 'God Bless You', I'm sorry, thank you, be proud, and other kind words were uttered to the family as they made their way down the aisle and out of the airplane. They were escorted down to the ramp to finally be with their loved one. Many of the passengers disembarking thanked me for the announcement I had made. They were just words, I told them, I could say them over and over again, but nothing I say will bring back that brave soldier.

This story came to me through email and no credit given for the article but it is touching nevertheless. I choose to post it on this blog to immortalize this story of gratitude the passengers on the plane showed these family members of the fallen soldier.

The next time you are wearing a cross necklace think of the men and women of the military who are in harms way so we don't have to.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sterling Silver Cross Necklaces

Sterling Silver Cross Necklaces
The cross necklace is the most engaging, inspirational and popular part of the Christian jewelry genre. One of the reasons for the sterling silver cross necklaces popularity is that the Christian cross is full of Christian symbolism.

The cross is symbolic, of course of the Crucifixion of Jesus. It is also symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus. The cross is a symbol of hope and Gods love to mankind by providing His only begotten to pay the price of sin.
The cross necklace also has many other symbolic meanings. One of them is that each of the four lines represent faith, hope, love and eternity. Another symbolic meaning for cross necklaces is that each of the four lines means mercy, grace, love and forgiveness.

The cross necklace is the most popular type of necklace inside of both the Cross jewelry genre and the Religious jewelry genre. These cross necklaces are made from wood, gold, stainless steel, pewter, sterling silver, diamonds, white gold, titanium and other elements. The sterling silver cross necklaces are the most popular by far than a cross necklace made by any other material.
Because the cross necklace is so popular and the most popular Christian symbol you want it to be made of a precious metal but it needs to be affordable.
You don’t want it to be cheap like wood or pewter. It needs to last as long as your faith which is forever. Gold cross necklaces are to expensive, especially in this economy and wood or pewter are cheap quality and won’t last like sterling silver.
Sterling silver cross necklaces are elegant and look far better than a dull looking pewter necklace or a low quality wood cross necklace.
Interesting fact: Pewter and wood cross necklaces are less costly than sterling silver but there are far more designs in sterling silver than any other type of cross necklace material like wood, pewter, gold, diamonds, titanium etc.

With sterling silver cross necklaces you will have thousands of choices just from one website collection, just click on sterling silver cross necklaces.
Sterling silver cross necklaces are one of the best ways to show both your faith and your style at the same time. Whether you are looking for cross necklaces for men, women or even boys and girls, you can find them all on the Internet.

But how do you know which one is right for you? Well, there are quite a few to choose from, and you really cant go wrong with any of them. They also make one of the best gift ideas for that significant other or a family member that has a birthday coming up. You won't go wrong with a  silver cross necklace.
Men's cross necklaces are one of the hottest trends in the fashion industry at the moment. Cross necklaces can be a truly great gift to yourself or to a loved one because you can rest assured that they will remember you for it.

Cross necklaces for women is a great idea as well. Cross necklaces for women often like a fancy design with their silver cross necklace. Women like to show off their nice cross jewelry, and sterling silver is one of those materials that they tend to frequent. Some of the great ideas for cross necklaces for women are Fleur de Lis cross necklaces, Filigree cross necklaces, and many of the cross necklaces for women which is a separate category for the thousands of cross necklaces sold at HCC.

These cross necklaces for men and women make one of the best gifts you can ever give someone. They are also one of the best things to get for yourself. You will instantly be able to show your faith and your style at the same time without having to spend a ton of money. There is a sterling silver cross necklace for every budget at HCC.